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Planting Window Opening Up Next Week

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It looks like a planting window will finally open up across the state next week. It’s time now for our planting weather forecast presented by Seed Genetics Direct: The Eastern Corn Belt’s fastest growing independent seed company. Visit seedgeneticsdirect.com for pricing and more information.

HAT Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin says the near-term forecast isn’t all that exciting for many. After a cloudy Friday that will limit dry down,

“Saturday, we start with sunshine, but we’ll see clouds build into southern Indiana overnight Saturday night through Sunday. It looks like we’re on track to pick up anywhere from a quarter to an inch and a half of rain over areas in central and southern Indiana. I’m going to put the line at US 24 southward- it might be a little bit farther north than that- but far northern tier counties will miss out on that moisture as it goes right on through Sunday mid-day and early afternoon.”

Martin’s forecast calls for significantly better weather next week with dry conditions beginning overnight Sunday night.

“We stay sunny, warm, and dry Monday through Saturday of next week. That’s right- I’m calling for an entire week of wide-open weather for planting. How quickly you can get back at it depends on where you’re at in relation to the rain that comes through this weekend. Southern Indiana, that will see some of the highest rain totals, you’re going to have to wait a little bit longer, but northern Indiana sees little or no rain, or even central Indiana this toward the lower end of the range, could be at it sooner rather than later. Temperatures are not exceptionally warm but will be normal to slightly above especially from midweek on.”

Martin’s full planting weather forecast can be sent to your inbox each Saturday during planting season by signing up to receive our daily e-newsletter at hoosieragtoday.com.

The planting weather forecast is also brought to you by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance.